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Six Reasons why \\ anufadurers 
Locate in I hree K'ivers: 

1 —Paper, Pnlp and Iron Indiutrici are in doM prozimitjr 

to the raw mateiial. In prai<ilcally nnUmited qnantitle*. 

(See Government Reeonicc Mep of Pror. of Quebec ) 
Abannce of congestion, in shipping (as in larger cen- 
tera) permits of quidc and easy handling of prodndb 
for transportation by tail or water. 

2 — Kannfadlnres of cotton find abundant labor, no strikes, 

cheapest power in Canada, are supplied with spring 
water, natnrally sand filtered, which Is responsible for 
the remarkable whiteness of their cotton, equal to the 
imported prodoA, not duplicated elsewhere in Canada. 

3 —For the Boot and Shoe Industry : abundant and skilled 

labor, low wage, account of cheap living conditions ; 
Favorable manufaAuring sites, fadlitlng transporta- 
tion, cheap power. 

4 — Industries of various natnies, have been attraifled by 

the strategic position Three Rivers occupies, being half 
way between the two largest cities in the Province, 
Montreal and Quebec City (about 75 miles from each:) 
because it offers shipping facilities, by rail and water, 
being sitiuted on the main line of the Canadian Pacific 
Ry., and having one of the finest Harbours in America 
on the 8t-Lawrence river. 



& —All ttsponalble companies locating in Three Rivers.are 
offered attraAlve inducements, viz : Free sites. Tax 
exemption and other special features, according to the 
magnitude of the proposed plant. 

6 —Seven, solid, representative Banking Institutions, who 
have yet to find cause to loose faith in Three Rivers' 
Uannfadlnring Buterprl«s, are ready and glad to 
extend a hand of welcome to a new arrival. 



COLD FACTS for 
COOL THINKERS , 

The Country -CANADA 

The Province QUEBEC 

The City -THREE RIVERS 




^ " This liltlc booklet contains valuable inlormation. about 

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your neighbor: he wants it. Don t oonsign it to ihe waste basket 



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ANADA the ' OUNTRY 



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f\ PTIMISM and enthusiasm seize every stu- 
\y dent of Canada. No country cf t'e two 
hemispheres has so bright an outlook. 
Canada's vast West, able to sustain a population 
of 50,000,000 with no more than 50 persons to tne 
square mile, together with the iuestimable wealth 
of the produce of her fields and forests, seas and 
mines, gives her assurance of prosperity for a 
century to come. 

'I'he i.-'flow of newcomers at the rate of 2,000, 
000 every five years — and of capital, the expansion 
of manufactures and industry, and the completion 
of magnificent railway and canal systems are a 
hint and a promise of what the Canada of tomor- 
row will be. 

When one looks at the facts and figures of 
Canadian progicss, one is bewildered by their 
magnitude. The following few facts carry their 
own message : 

Canada's Area. — 



Canada is 3,500 x 1,400 miles in extent. 

Canada is as large as ?0 Great Bri'dius and 

irelands. 

Canada is one-third 'he area (f the British 

Empire. 

Canada has 111,992 square miles more than 

United State of America, including Ala.ska. 



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C.m.id.i's Popul.ui.in. 

Canada is growing more rapidly than any 
other country in the world, reckoned on a 
percentage increase. It will retain this dis- 
tinction for many decades to comes. 
Immigration, for several years past, has been 
at the rate of, roughly, 400,000 a year-37j;' 
from the British Isles, 28% from the United 
States, 35% from Ivurope and Asia. 

Government figures for 1913 arc as follows ; 

Field Crops $ 552,771,500 

Forest Products 161,802 049 

Mineral Products 136,'o48,'296 

Fisheries Products 33 334 4^9 

Dairy Products (est.).... 121,000,000 

Fruit Product (est.) 25,000,000 

$1,029,006,314 

The Government's report for 1913 shows that 
Canada has 19.182 manufacturing establish- 
ments, one-third of which are in the province 
of Quebec. 

Caiwda .1? .; Merchant.— 

Canada's trade has more than doubled in the 
last ten years. With Great Britain C.-inada's 
account in 1913 was : 

4,"'P°'''s M39,«46,356 

Exports 177,982,002 



With tlie United States Canada'- trade ac 
count iu 1913 was : 

Imports $449,930,043 

Kxports 150,961,675 

The r. .S. A. export trade with Canada is 
(froviing more rapidly than with uy other 
leading country, the increase diirinK the last 
ten years b'^ing 235%. 

Canada bought every 'vork day of 1912-13 
from the United States re than $1,500,000 
worth of goods and sold her $500,000 worth. 

Can.id.i's R.u.'amv.. 

Canada's Railway mileage, June 30, P13 was 
29,304. Canada has three transco nental 
systems— The Canadian Pacific, Tl Grand 
Trunk Pacific and the Canadian Northern. 

Cin.id.i's W.i'cr r .■Axr.— 

Canada possesses a larger amount of potential 
water power than any other country — twice 
that of the United States. 

Canada's estimated 16,600,000 horse power is 
equal in annual production to 367,000,000 
tons of coal. 

Canada has developed 1,016,521 horse power 
from electricity. 

The St-M:iurice river near Three Kivers, P. 
Q. can alone supply more than 1,000,000 
horse power. 





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.'UEBEC the i'ROVINCE 



QUEBEC is one of Canada's most populous 
provinces, the 1911 census gave it a popu- 
lation of 2,002,712 ; nearly 29% of the Do- 
minion's total. This population is mostly congre- 
gated in the district surrounding the cities of 
Montreal, Three Rivers and Quebec, which are 
situated along the St-Lawrence River. For this 
reason Quebec Province is today one of Canada's 
wealthiest and nio.st profit.ible markets. 

The people of the Province of Quebec are 
wealthy, because over 50 per cent are rural dwellers 
who depend upon agricultural occupationsfor their 
living. 1 hey j ractice mixed and dairy farming 
to a greater extent than the poeple of any other 
section of Canada, and this means that not ha-ing 
to depeiid on any one crop, money with them is 
always plentiful. Their income from field crops 
aad dairy products alone is about $125,000,000 
annually. 

Next to farming, manufacturing is the pro- 
vince of Quebec's greatest source of wealth and its 
mills and factories turn out every thing from flour 
to uiouster locomotives. 

Every class of manufactured article is in de- 
mand in Quebec Province, and this Province pro- 
vides three of the finest harbours in America at 
the Seaport Cities of Montreal, Three Rivers and 
Quebec. 



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It IS a recognized fact that a country prospers 
in proportion to the wealth of its farming com- 
munities. The tiller of the soil always has 
been, and always will be, the backbone of the 
nation. 

Money may be the root of all evil, but it is 
what most of us are after nevertheless, and it 
IS certainly the thing that counts most when 
discussing trade possibilities. The question 
which should be answered before discussing 
ways and means are : ^ 

VVhat is the wealth of the people as a class ? 
What about the wage earner ; is he well paid ? 
The most satisfactory way to answer these two 
questions, is to give facts published by the 
Government, which speak for themselves and 
which leave no room for argument as to the 
wealth of Quebec's rural population. 
According to the Census figures, we find the 
following increases in values were made in 
ten years from 1900 to 1910: Value of laud 
buildings, stock, etc., over 100%; field crops 
«.76 p. c; vegetables, fruits, etc. 177.14 p c • 
ive stock sold 206.84 p.c.; dairy products' 
liii p.c; animals slaughtered 7.76 p.c; other 
products 73^4 p. c. These figures range from 
M) p. c to 100 per cent ahead of the increases 
made by Ontario for a like period. 
The Quebec farmer has become a big factor 
and IS one of Canada's best producers, as the 



following table will reveal. Please read care- 
fully, and note the splendid increases made in 
ten years in almost every branch of farming. 

(Compiled from Bullrtin.No. 6 .nd 7, Fifth Census of Canada) 

Value of lands, buildings, stock, $800000,000 
An increase of over 100% in 10 
years while Ontario only increa- 
sed 33J5S. 

Value of field crops, vegetables, 

fruits etc., sold in 1910 71,587,055 

An increase in field crops of 43. 
76 J?5 and in vegetables and fruits 
of 177 14j6 in ten years. 

Value of live stock sold in 1910. 20,406,385 
An increase of 206.84?S in 10 yrs 
nearly twice as much as Ontario 
Value of dairy produdls, milk, 
cream, butter, cheese sold in 

'"'0 47,234 251 

An increase of 133S!« in lOyears 
as against Ontario's 75.73^5. 

Value of animals slaughtered on 

the farm in 1910 g 623 178 

An increase of 7.7658 in 10 years, 
while Ontario shows a decrease 
of 2.26?5. 

Other produas,wool, eggs.honey 

and wax, maple sugar and syrup 6 713 267 

An increase of 73.24)5 p,'iJ,.to/ 

To'al $954,569,126 



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Accepting the first item under the heading of 
value of Lands, Buildings, Stocks, etc., to re- 
present the Quebec farmeis' capital %, we can 
condense his Assets into two items, viz : 

Stock in Trade or Capital %... $800,000,000 
Liquid or Tangible Assets 154,569,000 



$954,569,000 

We therefore have $154,569,000 represented 
in cash with which to pay for labor, seeds, feed for 
animals, depreciation of farm implements, etc.,and 
interest on investment. The rural population of 
Quebec is given as 1,032,618, bat as t'.e population 
represents everj' man, woman and child we will 
devide the liquid As-sits amongst the 159,554 far- 
mers, or occupier of farms ; and we shall find each 
farmer averaged nearly $970. to transfer to Profit 
& Loss %. In estimating his profits don't forget 
that this sum is plus rent and living for himself, 
wife and family, and probably the up-keep of his 
stock. We can safely conclude that two-thirds of 
the farms were worked by the farmer and his family 
without hired help, and that the greater part of the 
hired help was employed by non-resident owners, or 
those owning very large farms. His Profit & Loss % 
would therefore show a comfortable balance on the 
profit side of the Ledger, giving the Quebec farmer 
a very nice margin to spend on clothing, house- 
hold necessities and luxuries. If you include the 
value of lands owned, buildings, farm implements 
and live stock on hand,the farmer of Quebec has ;in 
average working capital of $6,000 as against the 



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Ontario farmer's average of $5,450. The first ques- 
tion "What is the wealth of the people as a class?" 
is answered therefore in favor of the Quebec farmer 
as compared with the farmer of Ontario. 

The second question "What about the wage- 
earner; is he well paid ? " is best answered by the 
following census figures. 

Ontario. — 

The farm laborer of Ontario averaged in 1900, 

$5.15 per week. 

The farm laborer of Ontario averaged in 1910, 

$7.16 per week. 

Or an increase in ten years of 39%. 

Quebec. — 

The farm laborer of Quebec averaged in 1900, 
$5.04 per week. 

The farm laborer of Quebec averaged in 1910, 

$7.40 per week. 

Or an increase iu ten years of 47%. 



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HREE IVERSthe ITY 



HE City of Three Rivers up to a decade ago 
was iractically unknown, whereas looking 
at it today, we find that its popnlation has 
almost doubled in the above period, and that large 
and important industries have made it their home. 
Today it affords the logical market for the largest 
power plant in America excepting Niagara. 

Three Rivers wis practically wiped out in 
1908, by a fire which entailed a property loss of 
over $4,000,(>00, it was immediately rebuilt, and 
today, permanent and modem structures have ta- 
ken the place of the primitive ones, destroyed in 
the lire. 

Three Rivers is geographically and commer- 
cially the natural centre of an immense district 
situated in the heart of the province of Quebec. 
This district stretches from the banks of the St- 
Lawrence northward to Hudson Bay. Three Rivers 
proper is situated on the North Shore of the St- 
Lawrence, midway betweeu Montreal and Quebec 
Cities, the distance being about 75 miles from each. 

Three Rivers harbour affords all the facilities 
required for modem ocean traffic. Its wharves are 



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over two miles in length, and the water hat a depth 
of over 50 feet with a tide water rise of twelve to 
fourteen inches. Theie is no vessel afloat that 
cannot reach its wharves without danger or diffi- 
culty. 

The Canadian Pacific Railway, the St-Maurice 
Valley Railway and the Grand Trunk place the 
City in direct communication with all the business 
centres u Canada and the United States. 

Till, district, of which Three Rivers is the 
commercial capital may be divided into two sec- 
tions. The agricultural and the forest section. 

1 he Apricultunal Scition. — 

The settled part of the district of Three Ri- 
vers, which lies on both sides of the St-Law- 
rence, has a farming population of over 500,000 
and contains within its borders some of the 
most fertile lands in the Province of Quebec. 
It exports lunually dairy products to the 
value of (1,500,000 and produces over 500,000 
cons of hay a year, not to mention other farm 
products. Ill the southern portion of the dis- 
trict are found large and valuable deposits of 
asbestos ; Iron ore abounds throughout prac- 
tically the entire district. The .?.gricultural 
products are the finest in the Province and 
are .steadily increasing both in quantity and 
quality each year. 




>re<! Di-?ri<l. — 

The forest diitrict which covers an area o( 
more than 30,000 square miles is known as 
the St-Manrice territory, and takes its name 
from the St-Maurice river, which runs through 
its entire length and empties into the St-Law- 
rence at Three Rivera. This portion of Three 
Rivers district should be of the greatest inte- 
rest to investors and manufacturers, owing to 
the rich field it offers for exploitation and in- 
vestment. This whole territory is covered 
with forests of pine, spruce, cedar and hard- 
woods, in sttfiBcent quantities to afford practi- 
cally an inexhaustible supply for export. Iron 
is also found in abundance, as well as mica, 
limestone and other minerals, which are only 
awaiting development and capital to become 
the foundation of important industries. 
These raw materials are to be found in im 
mense quantities in this district and its many 
rivers and lakes provide the means of cheap 
transportation to the natural shipping point 
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Water Powers.- 

There is one feature which stands for prosper- 
ity for Three Rivers ai'd entitles it to the 
distinction >f Peer among other Canadian 
Cities. It . ;he fact that nature has provided 
throughout ah this wonderful district, side by 
side with the raw material for manufacturing, 
water powers, which rank among the most va- 
luable in North America, in point of number, 
size, and the ease with which they can be uti- 
lized. The St-Maurice river itself, which is 
about 300 miles long, and has twenty odd im- 
portant tributaries, furnishes within thirty 
miles of its mouth at Three Kivers, six large 
fal s and two rapids, which togetlier can deve- 
lop about 1,000,000 electrical horse-power. 
All the tributaries of the St-Maurice river and 
the neighbouring rivers, aiTord a great num- 
ber of valuable water powers, which are in no 
danger of being Ies.sened, or of failing,through 
tlie destruction of the forests, or similar causes, 
as the .sources of the rivers which feed them 
lie in the cold and distant regions of thcNorfli 
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Thus we have, side by side, abundant raw ma- 
tenals of all kinds and unlimited power, which 
Providence seems to have provided expressly 
for human industry. Only the intelligent ac- 
tion of capital is needed to create prosperity 
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Three River.s Progress.— 



The City of Three Rivers being the commei- 
cial centre of this vast region of wealth,as well 
as the only outlet for these enormous quan- 
titles of lumber, pulpwood and products from 
farm and mine, is gradually realizing the im- 
portance of this great advantage in this mo- 
dern age of progress and industrial activity 
on account of its strategic position, as a seaport 
City, and its being in direct communication 
with any part of the world. Its claims to sup- 
remacy have been attested to by the fact, that 
since the fire of 1908 over eight million dollars 
of outside capital have been invested in indus- 
tries in Three Rivers. 

One of these industries, the Wabasso Cotton 
Compny which began operations in 1909,with 
12,500 spindles, is now operating 75,000 spin- 
dles and employs more than 1000 hands. The 
Wayagamack Pulp & Paper Company, ano- 
ther new industry, is running day and' night 
"1 three shifts of eight hours, to keep up with 
the demand for its product. Tliis company 
ships annually 30,000 tons of Fulp and 'Kraft' 
paper. 





Three reivers Fa<^s. — 

Anyone who will carefully consider the won- 
derful resources of this immcuse district of 
Three Rivers, the wealtt of its people, and its 
most favorable position as an industrial centre 
in the very heart of the richest province in 
Canada, and who will admit that : No City is 
stronger or bigger, or richer than the terntory 
from which it derives its support — can easily 
explain why A\ eyes are today on Three Ri- 
Ters, and why its iiiture vs a centre oi indus- 
try is assured. 

Three Rivers is the second oldest City in Canadn, 
founded in 1634. 



The population of Three Rivers is 19,000, an in- 
crease of 65% in the last ten years. 

More than fifty per cent of Three Rivers citifens 
own their own homes. 



The district, of which Three Rivers is the commer- 
cial centre, has a farming population of over 
500,000. 



Three Rivers has seven chartered Banks. 



Three Rivers has fifteen hotels, twelve churches 
and nine schools. 



Three Rivers is the "Half-way City between Mon- 
treal and Quebec," aboi.t two and half hours 
ride from each. 



There are 1,500,000 people within a radius of 75 
miles from Three Rivers. 

Three Rivers has 34 miles of railroad track. 

Three Rivers is the thriftiest City in Canada for 
its size. 

Its savings on deposit amount to over $3,500,000, 
which represent moe than $175. per capita of 
its population. 



Three Riv( » occupies an area of four square miles. 

The City valuation of Three Rivers is $17,790,765. 

Three Rivers tax rate is 9 mills. 

Living in Three Rivers is cheaper by 15% than 
any other City in Canada. 

Three Rivers harbour is 50 feet in depth, has two 
miles of wharves mostly of concrete. 

Three Rivers is on the main line of the C. P. R., 
the Grand Trunk Railway is on the South 
Shore and it has direift communication with 
the Canadian Northern throup*^ the St-Mau- 
rice Valley Railway. 

Three Rivers eledrical power is the cheapest in 
Canada. It is supplied by the second largest 
power plant in America. 

Three Rivers has an abundant supply of skilled 
and cheap labor. 



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Three Rivers is one of the biggest pulp centres iu 
America, it exports over $2,000,000 worth per 
year. 

Strikes or labor troubles are unkown inThreeRivers 
Three Rivers has five Newspapers. 

Three Rivers is one of the healthiest Cities in 
America. Its contagious disease Hospital las 
not had a patient for three years. 

The City of Three Rivers has set aside an annual 
appropriation toadvertise the City's advantages. 

Three Rivers offers manufacturers locating there 
many inducements, such as free sites, tax 
exemption, etc. 

Three Rivers has a municipal water plant, supply- 
ing natural sand filtered well water, which is 
acknowledged to be the purest in Canada The- 
se wells can be driven in any part of the City. 

Three Rivers has an eflScient Board of Trade and 
City Council, who are fully awake to its pos- 
sibilities. They are determined to go ahead 
bemg fully aware of the great opportunities 
their city offers. Industries locating in Three 
Rivers cannot but benefit by this popular mo- 
vement which has aroused civic pride among 
the citizen.s it means success to all who share 




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